Gears of War 3 is the much-anticipated finale to the legendary Gears of War series. Over the years Gears of War have done an excellent job for Microsoft as a flagship exclusive Xbox 360 game and has sold thousands of consoles. So how does the latest instalment rack up?

Cliff Bleszinski promised that this is the best GoW yet and we agree with him. The new game is one of the most polished Xbox games that I have ever seen. It is packed with features and innovations while maintaining the level of detail that we have come to expect from Gears over the years.

Story

With this title being the final in the Gears trilogy, the story was always going to be a key draw card. Over the years fans worldwide have been immersed in the GoW world and this game is no different. The story for GoW3 is more detailed than before and has a heavy emotional thread throughout. The world has changed a lot since Gears 2 and there are new challenges facing the COG team. We don’t want to spoil the game for you, so we won’t go into specifics, but the story is a rollercoaster ride throughout the campaign that will keep you playing right till the end.

Gameplay

This is what Gears is known for, the gameplay. Fans will not be disappointed here, its still the same Gears that you have played and love, but there are loads of tweaks and improvements. They have continued to improve their famous cover system and added new aspects like the ability to jump over a barrier and kill the enemy on the other side. Very cool. There are additional weapons, game modes and environments that make the gameplay even more varied throughout the single player campaign and multiplayer.

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A cool addition is the co-op campaign mode allowing your mates to jump in and assist you throughout the story mode. The major improvements are all housed in the multiplayer section. There were lots of complaints and issues with Gears of War 2’s online multiplayer and all credit to Epic games and Microsoft they have listened and improved the experience entirely. They now have dedicated servers to ensure fair and fast gameplay, they have new maps, new weapons, new characters and several different multiplayer modes (Beast, Horde, Team Deathmatch, Warzone, Capture the leader and loads more).

The online multiplayer will keep you playing for ages. The most important thing about the Gears of War 3 multiplayer is that it is fun. Damn good fun. Its also accessible for all skill levels which really gets a nod from me.

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Graphics

Gears of War 3 is beautiful. The campaign mode takes you through a range of environments and locals that really show off the impressive graphics engine. Exploding enemies and even more chainsaw action really add to the experience in a super awesome way. Check out some killer screenshots:

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Gears of War 3 is everything is should be and more. The campaign mode is epic, the multiplayer is damn good fun and its all wrapped in a package that will keep you playing for weeks and weeks. Gears of War 3 is worth every cent. If you don’t have an Xbox, its worth getting one just to experience this incredible game.

[easyreview title=”Gears of War 3″ cat1title=”Story 8/10″ cat1detail=”The trilogy continues and doesn’t disappoint with it’s emotional storyline.” cat1rating=”8″ cat2title=”Graphics 9.5/10″ cat2detail=”Gears 3 is beautiful with a wide range of environments, all created with astonishing attention to detail.” cat2rating=”9.5″ cat3title=”Gameplay 10/10″ cat3detail=”A tweaked and improved gameplay engine as well as an excellent multiplayer experience makes GoW3 super fun to play.” cat3rating=”10″ summary=”Gears of War 3 is everything is should be and more. The campaign mode is epic, the multiplayer is damn good fun and its all wrapped in a package that will keep you playing for weeks and weeks. Gears of War 3 is worth every cent. If you don’t have an Xbox, its worth getting one just to experience this incredible game.”]